Japan on International Year of the Child 1979

Complete set of 2 commemorative postage stamps on the International Year of the Child 1979:

UNESCO International Year of the ChildUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationIssued by Japan

Issued on Aug 1, 1979

Issued for : Two postage stamps and a miniature sheet comprising these two stamps were issued to mark the United Nations sponsored Year of the Child. In Japan, August had been designated as “Concentrated Commemorative Activities Month”, and during this month an International Children’s Exhibition was held at the Aichi Prefecture Youth Park in Nagakute. 

Design : (A) Girl floating in outer space and (B) Boy floating in outer space

Designer : Mr. Hiroshi Manabe 

Adapted by : Mr. Motoharu Morita 

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamps, Postal Used 

Denomination : 50 Yen both

About : 

  • In commemoration of the International Year of the Child, two 50-yen postage stamps and a combination sheet have been issued on August 1, 1979.
  • The United Nations resolved at its 31st General Assembly in 1976 that the year 1979 be designated as the International Year of the Child to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Declaration of Children’s Rights adopted by the United Nations.
  • The United Nations has thus asked each country to make every effort to promote the welfare of children, take various measures and to organize commemorative activities.
  • In Japan, the Conference for the Promotion of International Year of the Child Activities was established in the Prime Minister’s Office in June, 1978, to plan and promote various projects under the theme “Extend Your Love for Your Own Children to Every Child in the World“. Various measures will thus be taken and activities will be carried out in various parts of the country throughout the year. August has been designated as “Concentrated Commemorative Activities Month” and International Children’s Exhibition will be held at the Aichi Prefecture Youth Park at NagakuteAichi Prefecture.

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